I had my endoscopy this morning. I wanted to thank everyone for your comments, support, and prayers. I was nervous but also surprisingly calm and brought you all in the room with me so if any of you are feeling tired or crashed that's why....
The procedure itself wasn't bad at all. I was lightly sedated and remember the whole thing. There was one point where I felt a lot of discomfort in my throat area and I thought to myself "I'm ready for this tube to be out now."
Prior to the procedure the RN had a difficult time getting my veins to pop so she could put the IV in. She said I was very dehydrated and kindly gave me fluids. I was surprised because I drink so much water but I pee it out just as quickly so I need to figure out how to get my body to retain the water I drink.
The most troubling thing I've experienced today is a pretty bad sore throat. I'm taking throat lozenges and during the 10-15 minutes that the pain is reduced I sip on fluids. I haven't been able to eat much. Hopefully the sore throat will be better tomorrow. I'm thinking the scope must have scraped it.
The doctor found "a 2mm sessile polyp with no stigmata of recent bleeding was found in the gastric body" and "inflammation was found in the gastric antrum." He biopsied both sites but doesn't believe either one is malignant (thank goodness). His initial impression is gastritis and he wants me to take Zegerid twice a day for 8 weeks.
I've been sleeping most of the day which is where I'm heading again. : )
More later on this week....
Peace and Health to All-